Sen. Paul Speaks in Support of Stand with Israel Act of 2014 .
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul took to the Senate floor to ask unanimous consent to call up and pass S. 2265, the Stand with Israel Act of 2014. This legislation halts all U.S. aid to the Palestinian government until it agrees to a ceasefire and recognizes the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state. Sen. Paul’s request to pass the bill was blocked.
“I am deeply disappointed and disturbed by the Senate’s inability to stand with me in defense of Israel today. My support will not waiver and I hope the United States Senate will prevail in cutting off American aid to those that refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish state,” Sen. Paul said.